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Why us for Real Estate?

UK commercial real estate can provide the key to unlocking potential long-term, risk-adjusted returns. As a strong investment manager within the asset class, we have the experience, skills and expertise to target and actively manage quality holdings.

  1. Established in 1994, we have a stable and experienced management team with an average of 22 years continuous group employment
  2. Consistent, income-focused investment philosophy, delivered through specialist, active asset management
  3. As a major owner of real estate across the UK, we focus on quality assets and favour locations with low supply and strong occupational demand to maximise income stability
  4. We believe investing responsibly in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.
12 April 2021

Office-working: long-term symptoms or full recovery?

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of office workers worldwide were forced to work from home (WFH) for the majority of 2020.
Read time - 5 min
31 March 2021

UK real estate: resilience and dynamism in equal measure

Over an unprecedented 12 months commercial property funds have proven their resilience as stable income generators. We look at how the market is changing and evolving to ensure it delivers for investors in the years to come.
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21 January 2021

Global Perspectives 2021

In 2020 we experienced the extraordinary, in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic that challenged individuals, families, companies, governments and investment markets around the world.In this series of outlooks from our leading investment experts, we look at how markets and economies have been impacted by the pandemic, and what the future holds for the next 12 months.
Read time - 2 min
17 December 2020

Video: 2021 investment outlook

Mark King, Head of Content for EMEA, is joined by a panel of our leading investors to talk about the outlook for economies and markets, as well as the themes, trends and events they expect to see in 2021. Featuring: William Davies, Chief Investment Officer EMEA and Global Head of Equities; Neil Robson, Head of Global Equities; Maya Bhandari, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager; and Alasdair Ross, Head of Investment Grade credit.
Read time - 3 min
8 December 2020

Riding Europe’s building renovation wave

The EU’s decision to put building modernisation at the heart of its drive to reduce CO2 emissions heralds a major spending programme to transform energy efficiency. It also represents a wider drive across the continent in which Columbia Threadneedle is keen to be involved
Read time - 5 min
27 November 2020

Covid-19 vaccines, lockdowns and equities

With the Covid-19 case count rising rapidly across the United States and Europe, the immediate economic outlook associated with renewed lockdowns is turning darker.
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31 March 2020

John Wilcock

Head of UK Real Estate

UK real estate: a consistent approach to weather uncertain times

Real estate is not immune from the forces affecting the global economy; however, our market is well placed to weather the storm.
Read time - 7 min
21 August 2019

James Allum

Client Relationship Manager, Real Estate Investment Management

Five stages of managing real estate responsibly

Investing responsibly in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for clients. Here, we outline our approach to managing property assets and demonstrate how we apply these principles.
Read time - 12 min



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Head of UK Real Estate

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Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

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